Know Where to Turn for Help
Do you know where to turn for help if you or a friend is having suicidal thoughts? Take some time to familiarize yourself with your own country's, state/province, or local resources.
Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line- TEXT “GO” TO 741-741
To find state and local resources in the USA, use the SPRC's map locator: http://www.sprc.org/states
Tips on how to reach out to a friend who may be suicidal.
Samaritans “NYC Guide to Suicide Prevention, Services and Resources” is a comprehensive guide on responding to and providing care and support to individuals who are depressed, in distress and/or feeling suicidal.
Click here: NYC Resource Guide
Reach Out For Help
Reaching out is the most important step to start living mentally well again. Never be afraid to reach out. Here are a couple different ways to get help:
Talk with a close friend or family member you trust.
Call a hotline or helpline and talk to a trained helper.
Schedule an appointment with a professional therapist. Try e-counseling if that sounds more appealing.
Read others' stories of hope and recovery. Sometimes reading how others have gotten through a difficult time can help you navigate your own tough situation.
Try a support group (usa search)